• Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
  • Training Faculty, Neuroscience Program

Professional Service

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Role: External Reviewer. Arthur B. McDonald F140 Award . 02/2024 - 02/2024
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) Panel. 12/2023 - 12/2023
  • National Institutes of Health. Role: Reviewer. U24 - BRAIN Initiative: Brain Behavior Quantification and Synchronization – Data Coordination and Artificial Intelligence Center Study Section. 10/2023 - 10/2023
  • Neuropsychologia. Special Issue Editor, Chair, Cognitive Neuroscience using Naturalistic Paradigms. 12/10/2021 - present
  • Neuromatch Academy. Role: Mentor. Project mentor for 3 groups of undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines in several countries around the world. Provided mentorship for neural modeling projects the groups were collaboratively completing as past of the Inaugural Neuromatch Academy . 07/2020 - present
  • PLOS Computational Biology. Role: Guest Editor. Guest Academic Editor for PLOS Computational Biology since 2017 and handled 6 manuscripts. In this position I have handled the full peer review process and make an informed decision as to the suitability of publication of manuscripts. 11/13/2017 - present

Internal Service

  • Diversity Committee. Faculty Member, 08/23/2023 - present. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Committee. Faculty Member, 08/2022 - 05/2023. Department service.
  • University of Utah Football Recruiting, Student-Athlete Psychology Department Recruitment . Faculty Member, 10/2021 - 10/2021. University service.
  • Faculty member, Admissions Committee, Neuroscience Program, University of Utah. Faculty Member, 10/01/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Diversity Committee. Faculty Member, 08/24/2021 - 08/2022. Department service.
  • Utah Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Utah . Ad Hoc Reviewer, 08/2021 - present. University service.
  • Graduate Committee. Member, 01/01/2021 - 08/24/2021. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • University of Utah Football Recruiting, Student-Athlete Psychology Department Recruitment . 10/05/2021 - present


  • Presentation on Memory and Alzheimer's Disease. Sunrise of Sandy, Sandy, Utah. 07/21/2022 - 07/21/2022
  • Community outreach, STEM Career Student Interview, Dunwoody Elementary School, GA . 02/03/2022 - present
  • Community outreach, My path from AP Psychology to Professor, Northview High School, GA . 11/15/2021 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Elected Member. Elected by current members of MDRS and peers in the memory research community. MDRS is the most prestigious memory research society in the field. Memory Disorders Research Society (MDRS), 08/2023
  • Friends of Semel Research Scholar Award. UCLA Friends of Semel, 12/17/2019
  • American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons Meeting, Best Oral Presentation . American Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgeons, 06/06/2018
  • International Conference on Learning and Memory, NIH Travel Award . International Conference on Learning and Memory, 04/2018
  • Society for Neuroscience Travel Award . Blackrock Microsystems, 11/2016
  • Travel Grant, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory . Helmsley Charitable Trust, 07/2015
  • Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience Pilot Grant. Emory University, Facility for Education and Research in Neuroscience , 08/2014
  • Most Outstanding Psychology Student. Georgia State University Department of Psychology, 08/2007
  • Brains and Behavior Research Fellowship. Georgia State University Brains and Behavior program, 05/2006

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